Woven vinyl flooring

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Coz, Dec 24, 2020.

  1. Coz

    Coz Active Member

    Oct 9, 2018
    2008 Sundancer 310
    Merc Mag 350 DTS w/Bravo III
    What's the verdict, is it hot or not or does it just depend on the color?
  2. Blueone

    Blueone Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Jan 24, 2007
    Lake Erie, Ohio
    2004 420 Sundancer
    Cummins 6CTA 450's
    I have a darker Corinthian....if air temp is over 85 and direct sun light it will get hot... where ever there is shade it stays cool at any temp. We will wear boat shoes if it’s hot or put a towel down for a kid or pet..... the other benefits of the material out weigh this problem that happens once in a while

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  3. Quint4

    Quint4 Well-Known Member TECHNICAL Contributor SILVER Sponsor

    Oct 6, 2006
    New Bern, NC
    CY 3375
    7.4 MPI twin
    Perfect product for the boat except for the heat in exposed areas. The many other benefits (including it looks awesome!) outweigh the heat. A splash of water to hot spots cool it for quite awhile.
  4. nealtrombley

    nealtrombley Active Member GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 7, 2016
    Sw Fl Ft myers
    1988 Sea Ray Laguna Sold!
    2002 Sea Ray 410 Dancer
    2002 Yamaha 250OX66
    twin Cats 350hp
  5. Jeremygavin

    Jeremygavin Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Mar 6, 2012
    Cape Cod, MA
    2011 520 Sedan Bridge
    2016 Sea Ray 19 SPX OB
    2019 Walker Bay Generation 340
    Cummins QSM11s
    Mercury 150 Fourstroke
    Honda 40hp
    I really like mine. I went with a light color and still gets hot in the sun but only on the hottest days. 90% of the time it is fine. As stated above, a little water on it and you are all set. Defiantly a great product that I would have installed again.

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  6. Craig

    Craig Well-Known Member

    Feb 8, 2007
    320 Sundancer
    twin 350 Horizon V drives
    Does get hot in direct sun. But the benefits outweigh the heat issue for me. Easy to cool off with a splash of water. I left it out of the entry way for that reason. Transom shower is right there.
  7. Little Ducky

    Little Ducky Well-Known Member

    Jun 5, 2017
    Dickson, TN / Chattanooga, TN
    1998 290 Sundancer
    Twin EFI 5.0L w/Alphas
    Kohler 4kW
    2017072214_23_23-vi.jpg I love the look but it does get hot out in the sun. Before I get out of the water I usually splash a little water on top the swim platform and it's fine.
  8. dvx216

    dvx216 Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Feb 1, 2012
    Catawaba Island,Oh.
    2000 310 sundancer 5.7
    optional electronic package

    twin 5.7 300 Hp.
    I have the color flax seed which is a light tan and in the direct sun light it does get pretty hot. But I wouldn't give it up for the old Burber for anything. Our camper top is up for shade so when the sun does heat it up we just cover it with a beach towel.
  9. paulswagelock

    paulswagelock Well-Known Member

    Oct 25, 2010
    2018 SDX 270 OB 300 Verado
    Verado 300
    Yep, hot hot hot. Light tan, can’t walk on it barefoot any day the sun is out and it is above 85 degrees.
  10. OllieC

    OllieC Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Mar 11, 2013
    Sara Belle
    2005 Weekender 215
    Mercruiser 5.0 mpi, Bravo III
    Love it! Your kids could squash a grape or spill Kool Aid on it and it will clean right up. It also dries quickly. Well worth it. Quint/Dave did a great job with our boat.

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  11. JVM225

    JVM225 Well-Known Member

    Apr 8, 2008
    Farmingdale, NY
    2002 410 Sundancer, Monaco Edition.
    3126 Cats.
    It gets hot in direct sunlight, but it’s worth it.
  12. Chris-380

    Chris-380 Well-Known Member

    Jan 20, 2019
    Pontoon Beach IL
    2000 380 Sundancer
    7.4L Horizon w/V drives
    In direct sun, when over 85, mine is hot!
  13. Robnik

    Robnik New Member

    May 20, 2020
    Central Florida
    2019 Sea Ray SDX 250
    300hp Mercury with Bravo III drive
    We have the Seadek on the swim platform and entryway which never seems to get hot but the woven snap-in that is in the cockpit gets blazing hot in the Florida sun.
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  14. Bridog

    Bridog Well-Known Member

    Oct 4, 2006
    Gulf Shores AL / Brick NJ
    2016 19SPX OB
    Mercury 150 4S OB
    Same here.
  15. GypsmJim

    GypsmJim Well-Known Member

    Aug 8, 2018
    Western New York
    '19 SPX 190 OB, 150 & 5 Mercs
    '17 Whaler 150 Montauk
    '15 Yamaha FXHO
    '60 Mulray Dinghy
    '52 Lyman 15'
    Mercury 150 4-stroke
    68 Outboards representing 11 manufacturers
    We avoid cloudy cool days. Since our typical boating activity is in the hot sun I'll have to nix the woven vinyl. Now, a few years ago I DID have it because there were few good alternatives. So, we used shoes, towels, splashed water, etc. Now, with snap-in SeaDek as a cost effective alternative, there is no question what the choice is.

    If you must travel with animals or do a lot of fishing, maybe the woven stuff is a better choice. Personally, my fishing boat has an uncarpeted FG deck that is easily hosed down. In that case, though, we always wear shoes anyway.
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